By 2020, ongoing government cuts will leave us with approximately one quarter of the funding that paid for over 150 services in 2015. £44m revenue support grant (money that is paid to councils each year to help provide services) will end. This means we'll have to stop delivering some services, and make the remaining resources go further.
The Big Conversation is a five year programme. It was launched in November 2015 and its overall aim is to engage with individuals, communities and stakeholders across Shropshire about the financial challenges that Shropshire Council faces, to better understand perceptions of service spending priorities, ways to make savings and increase local involvement in delivering services.